Learn how oxygen levels affect cell culture health
Maintaining Cellular Health
To avoid the negative effects of ambient oxygen, researchers must grow cells in precise conditions.  
Maintaining Cellular Health
Maintaining Cellular Health

To avoid the negative effects of ambient oxygen, researchers must grow cells in precise conditions.  

To avoid the negative effects of ambient oxygen, researchers must grow cells in precise conditions.  

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How Oxygen Affects Cellular Function
Baker | Jul 13, 2022
Discover reasons for avoiding low oxygen levels in cell cultures.
The head of a tadpole is pictured. Its eye is black, but the rest of its head is various shades of green
Scientists Use Photosynthesis to Power an Animal’s Brain
Abby Olena | Oct 13, 2021
Injecting oxygen-generating algae into tadpoles allows brain activity to continue in the absence of oxygen, researchers find.
Photograph of a brown laboratory mouse
Experiment Gone Awry Suggests Novel Way to Combat Hypoxia
Phil Jaekl | Oct 1, 2021
While exploring suspended animation in mice, scientists discover how an enzyme can protect the brain from dangerously low levels of oxygen.
Researchers Head to the Hills to Study Pregnancy
Amanda Heidt | Aug 1, 2021
High altitude is a natural laboratory for investigating pregnancy complications, such as preeclampsia and gestational hypertension, that restrict a fetus’s oxygen supply.
Dead fish due to lack of oxygen floating on water.
Oxygen Levels Dropping in US and European Lakes: Study
Lisa Winter | Jun 7, 2021
Researchers find a widespread decline in dissolved oxygen levels in lakes, which is known to reshape ecosystems.
The Scientist Speaks Podcast - Episode 7
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Jul 29, 2020
Brains in the Palm of your Hand: 3D Organoid Cell Culture
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The Unusual Symptoms of COVID-19
Claire Jarvis | May 7, 2020
Scientists document a growing list of atypical coronavirus infection symptoms, giving doctors more insight into the emerging disease.
bar-headed geese fly over the Himalayas
Bar-Headed Geese Slow Their Metabolism to Soar over Everest
Nicoletta Lanese | Sep 4, 2019
The birds also decrease their heart rate and chill their blood to maintain flight in hypoxic conditions.
Heather Massey Respects Water
Shawna Williams | Aug 1, 2018
The University of Portsmouth sports scientist and open-water swimmer investigates the human body’s response to extreme conditions.
Free Divers From Southeast Asia Evolved Bigger Spleens
Anna Azvolinsky | Apr 19, 2018
The adaptation gives better endurance to the Bajau people, known as sea nomads, by increasing spleen size and, in turn, boosting the number of oxygenated red blood cells when diving.  
Genome Digest
Dan Cossins | May 7, 2013
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
A Lab on Everest
Bob Grant | Apr 23, 2012
Mayo Clinic researchers set up shop in the Himalayas to study the physiology of climbers attempting to scale the world's highest peak.
Low Oxygen Saves Irradiated Brain?
Hannah Waters | Jan 18, 2012
Whole brain radiation therapy costs mice some of their cognitive abilities, but treatment with low-oxygen air revives their reasoning skills.
Summit Science
Alison Snyder | Jun 20, 2011
Researchers seeking a link between vision problems and the dangerous physiological effects of hypoxia in mountain climbers are taking their work to new heights.